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Will in Arizona

Scottsdale, AZ (via Cleveland, OH)

Member since 30 May 2011 | Blog

Captain A. Roth Elementary -> Orchard Elementary -> Wilbur Wright Middle -> Glenville High -> Cornell University -> Phoenix, AZ area


  • SPORTS MOMENT: When the Indians won the pennant in Major League.

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Comment 05 Jan 2017

I think it's important to look at yards per attempt for each player. It's easy to have high completion rates when you are dinking and dunking.

Todd Boeckman 7.67
J.T. Barrett 7.60
Troy Smith 8.54
Cardale Jones 8.60
Braxton Miller 7.94

Boeckman and Barrett are big time dinker and dunkers, whereas Troy Smith and Cardale Jones were much more likely to hurt you deeper.

For comparison's sake, Andrew Luck at Stanford was at 67% and 8.9 yards per attempt for his career - incredible. His sophomore season he was a 70% and 9.0! Deshaun Watson is at 67.6% and 8.5 for his career.

Comment 02 Jan 2017

I don't give a crap if he did cost us those games (he didn't), it's unacceptable for anyone to trash a college kid like that. These are college boys playing their guts out in front of millions of people. It's easy to see that some of our guys (not just Durbin) were not ready for that big of a moment either in this game or the Michigan game. They aren't getting paid a ton of money to play, they aren't professionals, we should treat them like they are.

I'm happy this team exceeded all of my expectations going into the year. Before the season, I figured Oklahoma would be a loss, and games at Wisconsin, at Penn State, at Sparty, and against Michigan were all tossups, leading me to figure a 9 or 10 win season was likely. This team performed admirably, with their destruction of Oklahoma probably setting the fan base's expectation a little too high. Turns out the offensive line was not elite and struggled against elite defensive fronts (Penn State, Michigan, Clemson).

Comment 14 Dec 2015

I wrote in to the Dubcast early in the season asking if Miller was hurting the Buckeyes by being out there, and was met with a resounding "no." I stand by my belief that he was a net negative for the offense, and this article at least somewhat supports my claim.

He was a negative in blocking, not once handed the ball off on a read option out of the wildcat, and rarely got open in routes. He did show good hands though, so that was a pleasant surprise. Will be interested in seeing how he runs at the combine, as I suspect we all overrate his pure speed. I imagine he's going to be mid 4.5's rather than mid 4.4's, based on how he would occasionally get caught from behind, something you never saw from, say, Ezekiel Elliott.

Comment 08 Sep 2015

Cardale's arm may be more of a game changer since he can make some ridiculous throws falling backwards even. He's not a great runner, but good enough that the defense has to commit a player to stop him which is really all this team needs with the amazing amount of skill position it has. Both quarterbacks should be able to lead this team to an undefeated regular season.

Comment 31 Dec 2014

Funny, I had a dream about this, and it wasn't good. Then again, most dreams aren't good and mine never come true, but I'm going to go with it regardless.

76 yards, but it won't matter because Ohio State won't be able to stop the run.

Alabama 38 - 14 Ohio State

Comment 12 Dec 2014

Two plays I would have loved to see in there - Joey Bosa's sack of Hackenberg to end the game against Penn State and Jalin Marshall's punt return for a TD against Indiana. Those games were very much in doubt at the time, and those two plays are the two that stand out the most for me this season.

Great video none the less, although like Up, it unexpectedly kicks you right in the feels from the get go.

Comment 04 Dec 2014

The GIF of us stopping Melvin Gordon in the backfield was by Ryan Shazier. I'm afraid we're going to have issues stopping him without Shazier as none of our linebackers are anywhere near that level of talent. 

Comment 16 Nov 2014

Slobber Knocker of the Game was that hit the Minnesota DB put on Corey Smith on they INT return. Next best was one where our DB (I think Powell) blasted Minnesota's TE when he was jumping for the ball. Both were clean and vicious hits on players who didn't know they were coming.

Comment 16 Nov 2014

Advanced statistics have shown Ohio State's rush defense to be very suspect this year, as the defensive linemen often get out of their lanes and the linebacking play has been fairly sub par. I think Wisconsin, if they make it to the B1G title game, will be a very stout test. It could end up being a shootout.

Comment 11 Nov 2014

I have actually convinced myself that a 1-loss Baylor would not be deserving over a 1-loss Ohio State team, mostly because most of Baylor's toughest games were at home while Ohio States are all on the road or at a neutral site. If Baylor wins out, they are the Big XII champs and should get the nod over TCU if the committee truly values conference championships like they say they do. I do not believe Baylor gets in over one loss Ohio State. If TCU wins out and Baylor drops one, I do believe TCU gets in over Ohio State.

Right now, I would rank our best bets as 1) Florida State loses or 2) Baylor wins out. SEC West champs will get in, even if they manage to blow it in the SEC Championship game. I think even a two loss Pac 12 champ of Oregon or Arizona State get in over a one loss B1G champ. I don't believe the SEC will get two teams.

Comment 11 Nov 2014

Yep, the nine conference games basically balances out their cruddy OOC. Are wins vs TCU, at Oklahoma, vs Oklahoma State, & vs Kansas State better than wins @Maryland, @Michigan State, @Minnesota, & neutral vs. Nebraska? Having just typed that out, I'm really not sure that they are. The Buckeyes biggest games were on the road this year, outside of Virginia Tech.